Allen Templeton
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Actor Sebastian Spence
Seen Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2
Kill Thy Neighbour
Gender Male
Status Living
Job City Board Member

Allen Templeton is a Crown Attorney whose father-in-law is head of the Board of Control, introduced in Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Sebastian Spence.

Appearances and Mentions

Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1

  • Allen Templeton sees himself as a kingmaker and has written a letter of recommendation for William Murdoch's promotion to Inspector of Station House No. 5.
  • Upon the two Catholic men meeting, Murdoch asks Allen  Templeton if he realizes that "...endorsing me for this position will use some of your political capital"?  Templeton tells Murdoch that he expects it to be a worthy expenditure, adding, "The Catholic constituency is rising in influence. I'll make sure that they know that I supported their man for this prestigious position."
  • The Detective asks if he is to be a pawn? Hardly, Templeton states that he sees "...great things" for Detective Murdoch.

Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2

  • When the investigation needs access to the Station House One's evidence room logbook, Crabtree informs the Detective that, "It's been subpoenaed by the Crown Attorney's office."
  • Murdoch asks Mr. Templeton for access but he denies him the document explaining "...that logbook is being held as evidence in another case."

Kill Thy Neighbour

  • Crown Attorney Allen Templeton visits the Station House for an explanation why he was accosted by a reporter, asking why the lead suspect in the Huckabee murder is also the lead detective?
  • Templeton tells the Detective, " sounded paranoid", when he is reminded that Ralph Fellows has a personal vendetta against Murdoch who claims that he can prove it – but needs more time.
  • Templeton gives him six hours, "Promise me the evening edition will have a different headline."
  • Templeton arrests and charges William Murdoch for the murder of Raymond Huckabee when the team fails to obtain sufficient evidence proving Ralph Fellows is setting the Detective up for the crime.
  • Templeton listens in when Ralph Fellows confesses to William Murdoch and Thomas Brackenreid about the murder of Raymond Huckabee. Allen Templeton remarks to Ralph Fellows “all this, just to see Detective Murdoch hang”.



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Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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